Friday, April 26, 2019

Jo's Scrap Shack FCC # 279 Team B LBBS Tasty Cup Cake 4/26/2019

April 26 2019

Welcome Back Friends,

I love to celebrate birthdays! Mine, of course, LOL, and family and friends. When I received my Little Blue Button Stamp to work with I knew I wanted to create a masculine gift box, that later could be used as a stash box.

I pulled a wooden cigar box from my stash that has a suede top and black graphics. I began by coloring my cupcake with Tim Holtz's Distress Oxide Ink in colors Old Paper and Walnut Stain. I fussy cut the cup cake taking care to cut a part the frosting as I wanted to pop dot it for added dimension.  I die cut cogs and gears from Tim Holtz, and embossed then using, Seth Apter's Baked Texture, in Vintage Bees Wax, and bronze. I die cut Happy Birthday and embossed with Ultra Thick Black embossing powder.

I pulled out a few steampunk metallic buttons I had in my stash and added some here and there to tie in the metal corners on the box.

I finished the inside with pattern paper, and birthday sentiment and a stamped top hat, to tie in the steampunk vibe.

I hope you enjoyed my project for Jo's Scrap Shack FunDay Friday Challenge Blog.

Thank You for visiting and I appreciate your continued support and kind comments

Until next time...........


Monday, April 22, 2019

Creating with Infinity Engraving Medallion April 22 2019

Welcome Back Friends,

Spring has sprung in northeast Ohio, however it is still chilly. I am hoping for a bright sunny, but cool summer! Which brings me to the inspiration for my project for the end of April, with Infinity Engraving. I am very effected by the moon, not that I go nuts, like we are lead to believe, but, I am pulled towards the moon. We have had a few beautiful full moons already! I am excited for the show!

Here is the link to medallion I used, be sure to check out the whole collection!

Here's what I did:

I gave all the pieces a coat of white acrylic paint. I then used the Galaxy Technique for the body of the medallion. Using dubbers, I brushed on yellow, blue, bright pink, and orange ink, here and there to cover the piece. Then using black ink and a dubber, I brush on black ink here and there filling in ant white spaces and blending it out a bit. I then gave the piece of spritz of water to blend the colors a bit more. I then laid a tissue over the project and pick up the water here and there. Set a side to dry.

As for the sun, I again dubbed on yellow and orange, blend a bit to remove any harsh lines. Apply embossing ink to the tips of one side of the sun and emboss. I used Brutus Monroe's Fire embossing powder, you could mix a little yellow, orange and red and get the same look.

The moon was created by stamping Lavinia's full moon on to white stock, using embossing ink and then silver embossing powder. I went a step further and double embossed the moon a second time using Lawn Fawns Glow in  the Dark embossing powder, for a little night time fun!

Finally, using a flourish  stamp and  silver embossing powder. add some flourishes to the body of the medallion. Assemble, tie in a ribbon and done!

Thank You for visiting and for your continued support and kind comments.

Until next time.........

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Creating With Infinity Engraving April 15 2019 View Master Reels

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What a trip down memory lane I had, while working with the View Master Reels from Infinity Engraving! I still have my View Master from when I was kid, the reels are in pretty bad shape, as I wore them out, day dreaming where I might want to go, or what adventure I would take!

As I pondered what I would create with them, I had a few ideas, but settled on one of my favorite subjects, Steampunk! I just happen to have a mini top hat, that was a dog costume, sitting in craft room on a shelf waiting for the perfect project! 

Here is what I did

I added gray trim, as a band around my hat, using a hot glue gun.
 I stamped 2 sets of wings in black ink and then colored them in with a silver sharpie marker, and set them a side to dry. I then colored the view master reels with a black sharpie marker, why a Sharpie? It was the best black, Black ink ended up being to light, and paint was to dull. I them stamped a pair a pair of glasses and cut one side to look like a monocle, set it a side to dry
I die cut both the big and little rosette from Tim Holtz's die cut set, using black card stock. I assembled them and set them aside to dry.
I went back and fussy cut my two sets of wings out and then began assembling my rosette pieces. refer to photo for my placement.
I decide some embellishments were in order, I made a organza bow in silver for the hat, added 2 clock buttons to the center of the view master reels and pick 3 cogs and gears our of my stash for extra embellishment on the hat.
I thought, Oh, I need a little bit of gold glitzy, so I added bits of a gold neck lace, I had in my stash, one hanging off the wing to the view  master reel and one from the tang on the monocle to the rim of the monocle, it added just enough shiny, to compliment my shiny cogs and gears!
I then began to assemble the the pieces, one to the hat, added the cogs and gears and lastly the bow, using a hot glue glue. I added the monocle piece to a black straw, using a hot glue glue.


Please visit Infinity Engraving at  for the View Master Reels and be sure to use coupon code; NEWCWIE4

If you create with the view master reels, be sure to tag me!!

As alway, Thank You for your interest, support and kind comments

Until next time......


Monday, April 15, 2019

Taylormade4u April 15 2019 My Mothers Garden Passport Kit

April 15 2019

Taylormadecards4u - My Mother's Garden Passport Kit and Mother's Roses Kit

Welcome Back Friends,

With Mother's Day around the corner, oh, a little fun fact, I was born on Mother's Day, May 12 1957! What a Mother's Day gift I was! I am a Mother to a wonderful son, and Grand Mother to his two sons. My Mother is soon to 84 in May,so much to celebrate in May! A gift made with My Mother's Garden Passport, will be the perfect gift! My goodness, the beautiful tags and bits could make a birthday card, Mother's Day gift, or a thinking of you gift for a friend!

 I fell in love with Taylormadecards4U, My Mothers Garden Garden Passport Kit! and  Mothers Roses kit is a perfect compliment! The sky is the limit with these beautiful images.
You can find both kits here:

The link above is to Monica's new one stop website! You can find it all there, be sure to visit!

I wanted to create a project that would show off all this kit has to offer. I decided on a loaded envelope, with paper lace, and inked edges. I also added a rosette on a straw, for a little extra elegance.

I hope you enjoyed my project, Thank You for visiting, I appreciate your continued support and kind comments,

Until next time.......

Friday, April 12, 2019

Jo's Scrap Shack FFC 277 Team B The Cutting Cafe April 12

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Spring has sprung in northeast Ohio! I have been busy working in my flower beds, preparing for a beautiful season of color, which was the inspiration for my project for Funday Friday Challenge Blog!

I decided to create to create a mixed media small canvas  using the rose buds from The Cutting Cafes Beautiful Roses Set.  I began my project by adding color to the rose buds using Distress Oxides in colors Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber. I stamp the color on my non stick mat and the spritzed with water, taking care to mix the ink with the water to create a water color. I water colored the buds using the spiced marmalade from the base working towards the center fading it out. I then filled in the top of the bud using fossilized amber. Water color the stems using a light green ink. After the buds were dry I went back in with a little spiced marmalade on a eye shadow applicator and blended it for  a darker color at the base of the bud. Set aside to dry. Add more orange and yellow to your work surface adding Fired Brick, spritz with water, mix well. Using a paint brush water color the top 3rd of the canvas with Fired Brick , add orange and yellow to completely cover the canvas. I then went back in with a tissue and dabbed off the colors here and there,added extra texture, set aside to dry.

Fussy cut the buds out, by then your canvas should be dry. Using a pallet knife and a stencil, I used Believe Script stencil 6 x 6 by Balzer Design. Holding down the stencil, cover it in with a mousee, I used Tonic Studios Nuvo Mousse in Spring Green. Carefully remove and clean up the sides of the canvas. I added a little mousee to the top and bottom of my canvas for added texture. Now do to the same to the rose buds.

After the canvas has dried, assemble by adhering buds and then wrapping the canvas a few times with with cotton string, I used DMC Cotton Perle # 8. I gathered up more string and made a bow, tie it on.

Give the project a try! and make sure to tag me in it!

Thank You for visiting, check back often, and as always, thank you for our kind comments.

Until next time........

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Creating with Infinity Engraving Busy Box Steampunk project April 8 2019

Welcome Back Friends,

I have some exciting news to share, I have been chosen to design for Infinity Engraving! I am so excited to be working with this wonderful group of creatives and  Infinity Engravings wonderful and unique products, where the sky is the limit!

Which can be found here:.

I began my project by painting the box , using acrylic paints doing so in two steps. First coat of the first step was a warm brown that I brushed on all pieces, inside and out covering each piece completely  and let dry. Second coat I used a beige, lightly brushing here and there, being sure to add enough, to add a contrast, but not enough to cover the pieces, and let dry.

Step Two consisted of using a warm amber, which I diluted with a little water on my work surface, lending the paint to be a little more workable on the inside, of one side of my embossing folder, which has cogs and gears. I painted on the amber on the embossing folder and the "stamped" the design everywhere, taking care to move the folder, in different positions to add random cogs and gears. Let dry. The last step of step 2, I used a bright shiny gold acrylic paint, which I diluted the same as above and used a mottled dot stamp, only this time, I used the paint as if it was my stamp pad, and then stamping all over the box, while moving my stamp in different positions, to add interest. Let dry.

To give the box a little more texture, I used a doily stamp and a walnut colored ink and added the last layer to my box, stamping all over the pieces, taking care to move my stamp as in the above instruction.

I repeated the process, on all the pieces to give  the project a cohesive look. I die cut some cogs out and applied the same paint and ink procedure to them to create some "hair".

I added a die cut cog and gear corner piece out of a reddish brown piece of stock and blended walnut ink stain over the top to add some dimension to the piece.

From there is was time to embellish and put the box together. I used small brass brads for the arms, and add a brass bigger brad to inside of one cog for added color, and also, the bit if metallic that is known to show up in steampunk pieces!

Thank You for your interest and I appreciate your kind comments.
Until next time............

Monday, April 8, 2019

Get Creative Challenge Blog, April 2019 Ike's Art, Afternoon Ride

Welcome back friends,

I think Spring has sprung in Northeast Ohio, or at least I hope it has!  My daffodils are up, just about ready to bloom, and my crocus are a bright sight of purple!

 As I was working in my yard, preparing my flower beds, I could hear off in the distance and going by on my street, the humming of motorcycles, a very sure sign of spring! Which lead me to my inspiration for this months design team project for Get Creative Challenge Blog.

I chose to work with Ike's Art digi stamp "Afternoon Ride" Lavender seemed to be the perfect color for the motorcycle! After coloring the motorcycle with color pencils, and blending in a Black Soot background using Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I die cut the word Adventure from Tim Holtzs die cuts and embossed it 3 times with lavender embossing powder for some interest and texture, framing the project in a floating frame.

Thank You for your interest, and be sure to check out the Get Creative Challenge Blog and play along!

Until next time........

Monday, April 1, 2019

Taylormade4u Passport to Spring 4/1/19 Stationary Box

Welcome Back Friends,

I have a bad case of cabin fever! I am so ready for spring to spring ,LOL.  I am even more ready after working with Taylormade4u Passport to Spring! Such beautiful images that all work well together.

I created this one of kind stationary box and cards. I used the bottom of box that had cards packed in it, that I happen to have in my stash. I am so excited that the colors on the box match the beautiful colors in this set.

You can find Taylormade4u Passport to Spring kit here:

Thank You for visiting, your continued support and kind comments mean a lot to me,

Until next time......

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